Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Story So Far, Part III - 6mm WWII
Alright, I know this is two posts in one day, but along with what follows, I have one more I "catch-up" piece I wanted to get up before Christmas and I don't think I'll have time on the 24th. After Christmas I hope to start with current affairs.
WWII is another one of my favourite history subjects, and as I mentioned in my first post, my first purchase when I wanted to get serious about miniatures were some GHQ Combat Commands. Along with historical engagements, I'm interested in playing out some hypothetical battles under the alternative history of WWIII breaking out in 1945 (more to come on the background for that in a future post).
It took me a while to get these first American units done, 16 M4A3 Shermans and various other odds and ends (not all shown here). I have some Russian and British forces on the workbench, then I start on the infantry for all three sides. The rules of choice will be I Ain't Been Shot, Mum! by Too Fat Lardies.
This is just a simple set up from a variety of angles, using some cardboard buildings to provide a setting. After yesterday's experiences in photography, I went without a flash and liked the results better. There is one exception, explained below.
This is a test with the flash back on. I still prefer the darker images without the flash, which I think more reflects how they're seen on the gaming table. But I did want to show off a bit my efforts to muddy and rust them up, which shows better here than in the pic above.